Sunday School/Bulletin Announcement 1/6/19

January 6, 2019 Announcement printed for distribution in Sunday School folders, the 11:00 worship bulletin, and in early worship. (Printable document here.)

As the last days of Dr. Baker’s ministry at Calvary approach, the Transition Team is ready to ask for the church’s approval for hiring someone to fill the pulpit in the interim as a Transition Pastor and Congregational Coach.  The Team has been in conversation with Dr. Bill Owen since last November.  We invited him to speak on November 25 in our two worship services and many of you were present to hear him speak.  If you were unable to hear him on November 25, you will find a video of his sermon, “A Snapshot of Courage,” by visiting Calvary’s website, www.calvarybaptistchurch.com/sermons or go to the direct link to the video, https://youtu.be/_A9Vp-VlfKl .

 As Transition Pastor, Dr. Owen, a retired pastor with 40 years’ experience in ministry, would preach three Sundays a month at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship hours.  In addition he would be on site two other days a month to meet with the staff, assist with worship planning, and help with other ministerial duties as needed. As Congregational Coach, Dr. Owen would guide the congregation in a process of Spiritual Discernment called “40 Days of Prayer.”  In addition he would work with the Transition Team to plan and facilitate several congregational discussions and small group meetings, evaluate written questionnaires, as well as visit Sunday School Classes.   The information collected from the members of the congregation would lead to the development of the  Congregational Profile and Next Pastor Profile. The profile information collected would be given to the future Pulpit Committee to use in selecting the new Senior Pastor. Dr. Owen explains, "I enjoy transition/interim pastoral leadership and preaching, coming alongside churches in the development of direction and identity through a healthy, strength-based congregational process.”

 Three Important Dates:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – Presentation of Dr. Owen to the Deacon Board with a time of Question and Answer, and a vote on whether to recommend Dr. Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach to the Congregation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:15 p.m. – Congregational Meeting and Question and Answer Session with Dr. Owen. We encourage you to attend to have your transition questions answered.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m. (immediately after 11:00 a.m. worship) Special Called Business Meeting for a vote to call Dr. Owen as Transition Pastor/Congregational Coach.

 
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